ETERNALS

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Chloe Zhao Stars: Gemma Chan, Richard Madden, Barry Keoghan, Angelina Jolie, Salma Hayek, Brian Henry Tyree, Ma Dong-seok, Lia McHugh, Kit Harington, Kumail Nanjiani, Lauren Ridloff, Harish Patel, Bill Skarsgard, Patton Oswald, Harry Styles.   This bloated, inert and pedestrianly paced special effects heavy empty spectacle from the Marvel Studios is arguably the weakest film from the studio to date. Along with the recent Shang Chi And The Legend Of The Ten Rings, which was heavily influenced by Asian cinema and tapped into wuxia Continue reading

ANT-MAN

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Peyton Reed Stars: Paul Rudd, Michael Douglas, Evangeline Lilly, Corey Stoll, Bobby Cannavale, Judy Greer, Michael Pena, Abby Ryder Fortson, Martin Donovan, Anthony Mackie, David Dasmalchian, T I Harris, Wood Harris, Hayley Atwell, John Slattery. He may well be the smallest superhero in the Marvel stable, but Ant-man punches above its weight and gives the studio one of its better superhero movies. Ant-man is not as dour nor as bloated as the recent Avengers: Age Of Ultron and has a lighter tone throughout that makes it more of a crowd Continue reading

BIG HERO 6

Reviewed by GREG KING Directors: Don Hall, Chris Williams Stars: voices of Ryan Potter, Scott Adsit, James Cromwell, Alan Tudyk, Jamie Chung, T J Miller, Damon Wayans jr, Genesis Rodriguez, Maya Rudolph. The family friendly films being released over Christmas this year range in quality from the excellent Paddington, through to the rather bland and disappointing Penguins of Madagascar. The Disney produced action comedy Big Hero 6 falls somewhere in between. Like The Incredibles before it, Big Hero 6 is an animated superhero movie that is suitable for all ages. Continue reading